Ghosted (TV series)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||16 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original release||October 1, 2017 –|
July 22, 2018
Ghosted is an American supernatural sitcom that premiered on Fox on October 1, 2017. The series debuted via streaming on the social media website Twitter on September 21 and 24, 2017. The show stars Craig Robinson and Adam Scott as two polar opposites recruited to investigate paranormal activity in Los Angeles. On November 29, 2017, it was announced that Fox had ordered 6 more episodes, for a total of 16. On June 28, 2018, Fox cancelled the series after one season.
The series follows a sharp-witted skeptic and a genius true believer in the paranormal who are recruited by an organization called The Bureau Underground to investigate a series of "unexplained" activities that are occurring in the Los Angeles area, which are supposedly tied to a mysterious entity that could threaten the existence of the human species. The second part of the season then focuses on conspiracy theories following Leroy and Max finding the Bureau Underground is bugged and questionings if Paranormal activities actually exists.
Cast and characters
- Craig Robinson as Leroy Wright, a mall cop and former police detective who was fired from the LAPD after his partner was killed during a call. He has a nephew he is close to.
- Adam Scott as Max Jennifer, a book store employee and former Stanford professor. He wrote a book on the multiverse. His wife was abducted by aliens, and he was fired from Stanford University when no one believed him.
- Ally Walker as Captain Ava Lafrey, the captain of the Bureau.
- Adeel Akhtar as Barry Shaw, a scientist at the Bureau.
- Amber Stevens West as Annie Carver, a technological employee at the Bureau.
- Kevin Dunn as Merv Minette, the new Captain of The Bureau Underground.
- Britt Lower as Claire Jennifer, Max's wife.
- Dax Shepard as Sam, an AI system.
- Beck Bennett as Bob, a friendly Bureau employee.
- Sam McMurray as Campbell McMasters, a wealthy country club member.
- Mo Collins as Monica Yates, a trophy wife of a wealthy country club member.
- John Getz as Romsio, the director of the Bureau Underground and Lafrey’s boss.
Ghosted was created and executive produced by Tom Gormican (who also serves as writer) with Craig Robinson and Adam Scott (who also star in the lead roles), Naomi Scott, Mark Schuman, Oly Obst, Kevin Etten, and director Jonathan Krisel. On August 30, 2016, Fox commissioned a production commitment for the pilot. On May 10, 2017, Fox ordered the pilot to series. On November 29, 2017, it was announced that Fox had ordered 6 additional episodes, bringing its first season total to 16. It was also announced that Kevin Etten was being replaced as showrunner by Paul Lieberstein which foccused on retooling the second part of the first season into more of an office setting rather than a paranormal show. The series was canceled in June 2018.
On August 30, 2016, Fox cast Craig Robinson as Leroy Wright and Adam Scott as Max Jennifer. Edi Patterson was cast as Delilah on February 14, 2017. On March 1, 2017, Ally Walker was cast as Captain Lafrey. Adeel Akhtar was cast as Barry on March 9, 2017. On July 12, Amber Stevens West was cast as Annie, who was played by Edi Patterson in the pilot.
The series began to air on Fox's sister network FXX in the weeks following the premiere. In the United Kingdom, it began airing on ITV2 on October 30, 2017. In Latin America, it broadcast the 16 episodes from June to July 2018 on FX.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"Pilot"||Jonathan Krisel||Story by : Tom Gormican |
Teleplay by : Tom Gormican & Kevin Etten
|October 1, 2017[a]||1LAL01||3.58|
|After an agent from the Bureau Underground is captured, the Bureau takes his advice to recruit Max and Leroy. The unlikely duo go on a mission to save the agent and fight his abductor, an alien-possessed man. However, the alien escapes with the agent onto a UFO. Max and Leroy decide to stay with the Underground Bureau to find out more. In the end, Max's wife is revealed to be in the Bureau's custody after being possessed by an extraterrestrial.|
|2||"Bee-Mo"||Lynn Shelton||Blake McCormick||October 8, 2017||1LAL04||3.58|
|Leroy takes Jermaine (his former police partner's son) trick-or-treating, and Max tags along. However, Jermaine reveals he is only interested in going to a party against his mother's wishes. Meanwhile, a cat infects Jermaine with a virus, which turns Jermaine and the party-goers into zombies.|
|3||"Whispers"||Dean Holland||Sally Bradford McKenna||October 15, 2017||1LAL03||2.41|
Leroy and Max investigate a murder in which a body has been found with its heart removed. Max urges Leroy to go on a date with a female police officer who turns out to be a succubus who is responsible for the recent death. Meanwhile, Captain Lafrey is suspicious of her teenage daughter.Guest: Megalyn Echikunwoke.
|4||"Lockdown"||Rob Schrab||Sean Clements||October 22, 2017||1LAL05||2.71|
An amphibious monster is inadvertently brought back to life at the Bureau and begins killing people, initiating a lockdown. Max, Leroy and the others must kill the monster within 30 minutes in order to prevent the Bureau Underground from being destroyed.Guest: Beck Bennett, Ryan McPartlin and Erik Griffin
|5||"The Machine"||Kyle Newacheck||Leila Strachan||November 5, 2017||1LAL07||2.33|
Max and Leroy go undercover at a country club to investigate the death of a golf caddy who mysteriously aged rapidly.Guest: Sam McMurray, Harry Groener, Ali Ghandour and Mo Collins
|6||"Sam"||Jamie Babbit||Ryan Ridley||November 12, 2017||1LAL06||3.25|
While acting as Bureau Director, Annie installs an Artificial Intelligence software to manage the office. Max grows suspicious that the program might be evil and want access to the Bureau's personal files. Meanwhile, Leroy makes a new friend which causes Max to be jealous.Guest: Dax Shepard and Sonya Walger
|7||"Ghost Studz"||Michael Patrick Jann||Sarah Peters||November 19, 2017||1LAL08||1.94|
|Max and Leroy go undercover as film crew as the hosts of a paranormal reality show actually stumble upon real paranormal activity and go missing.|
|8||"Haunted Hayride"||Rob Schrab||Kevin Etten & Tom Gormican||December 3, 2017||1LAL02||2.61|
|The bureau investigates the disappearance and reappearance of a young girl who was dragged by an unseen force at a "haunted" hayride questioning it if it was real or a publicity stunt.|
|9||"Snatcher"||Jennifer Arnold||Blake McCormick||January 7, 2018||1LAL09||3.89|
|Max and Leroy invite Annie to tag along on their next case because she is an expert in the killer creature they are trying to find.|
|10||"The Wire"||Jeffrey Blitz||Paul Lieberstein||June 10, 2018||1LAL11||1.21|
|Leroy Wright becomes disillusioned with the Bureau after there has been no case of paranormal/monster of the week for months and questions why he is still working for the Bureau. To fuel his boredom he sells hangers to a mysterious customer. Meanwhile Max Jennifer finds a bug in The Bureau Underground.|
|11||"The Demotion"||Jennifer Arnold||Adam Barr||June 10, 2018||1LAL12||1.13|
|After finding the bug, Captain Ava Lafrey is demoted and Merv Minette (Kevin Dunn) is the new Captain of The Bureau Underground.|
|12||"The Premonition"||Jay Karas||Rebecca Addelman||June 17, 2018||1LAL13||1.39|
|Leroy Wright brings in a psychic who helps him to figure out who bugged the office. The psychic tells the staff one person will die after leaving the office. Only Max is unwilling to believe the psychic.|
|13||"The Article"||Jude Weng||Leo Allen||June 24, 2018||1LAL14||1.13|
|An article in the Times about the Bureau Underground breaks news around the world. Max's mother and father ask him to quit and go work for his brother selling power bars. Leroy is ordered by Minette to interrogate his co-workers to find out who leaked the information to the Times. Ava, using info about who bugged the Bureau Underground, goes looking for answers, coming face to face with danger.|
|14||"Unbelievable"||Claire Scanlon||Charla Lauriston||July 8, 2018||1LAL15||1.00|
|Max and Leroy spot a possible UFO. However, as they are watching it Leroy drops a bombshell about Annie that steals the show.|
|15||"The Airplane"||Matt Sohn||Andy Blitz||July 15, 2018||1LAL16||1.32|
|The Bureau Underground struggles to be taken seriously while forced to share a case both with the FBI and the FAA. Disheartened by the lack of respect, the team turns to Merv (guest star Kevin Dunn) who offers very little support. Meanwhile, an unlikely relationship forms and Max makes a shocking discovery. This is the season (Series) finale.|
|16||"Hello Boys"||Wendey Stanzler||Ryan Ridley||April 16, 2018 (NZ)|
July 22, 2018 (US)[b]
|While trying to prove their worth to Captain Lafrey and the rest of The Bureau Underground, Leroy and Max finally have a lead on the whereabouts of Agent Checker (guest star Linc Hand). Leroy finds himself in the odd position of being the believer when Max loses faith in their competency. This episode was aired well out of order. This shows the direction the series probably would have taken, had it not been retooled.|
|1||"Pilot"||October 1, 2017||1.4/5||3.58||TBD||1.73||TBD||5.32|
|2||"Bee-Mo"||October 8, 2017||1.4/5||3.58||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|3||"Whispers"||October 15, 2017||1.0/4||2.41||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|4||"Lockdown"||October 22, 2017||1.1/3||2.71||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|5||"The Machine"||November 5, 2017||1.0/4||2.33||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|6||"Sam"||November 12, 2017||1.3/4||3.25||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|7||"Ghost Studz"||November 19, 2017||0.8/3||1.94||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|8||"Haunted Hayride"||December 3, 2017||1.0/4||2.61||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|9||"Snatcher"||January 7, 2018||1.6/6||3.89||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|10||"The Wire"||June 10, 2018||0.4/2||1.21||0.2||0.47||0.6||1.68|
|11||"The Demotion"||June 10, 2018||0.4/2||1.13||0.2||0.48||0.6||1.61|
|12||"The Premonition"||June 17, 2018||0.5/2||1.39||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|13||"The Article"||June 24, 2018||0.4/2||1.13||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|14||"Unbelievable"||July 8, 2018||0.4/2||1.00||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|15||"The Airplane"||July 15, 2018||0.5/2||1.32||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|16||"Hello Boys"||July 22, 2018||0.4/2||1.13||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
Ghosted received mixed to positive reviews. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 62% approval rating based on 26 reviews, with an average rating of 5.92/10. The website's critical consensus reads "Craig Robinson and Adam Scott's odd-couple chemistry is strong enough to carry Ghosted through a first season that finds the show a promising work in progress."
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